Florida News

June 24, News Brief

NASA is going to set a launch date for its Artemis 1 moon rocket despite an issue that cropped up earlier this week at Kennedy Space Center.

Florida gas prices are still dropping. Triple-A’s statewide average is four-72 a gallon, down two cents from yesterday.

The Orlando Magic are selecting 19-year-old Paolo Banchero with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. The 6-10, 250 pound power forward from Duke was the ACC Rookie of the Year Meanwhile, the Miami Heat drafted Serbian forward Nikola Jovic with the 27th pick.

A 99-year-old matriarch who began her agricultural career picking cotton in the Florida Panhandle. A family that got its start in the fruit business picking apples on a New York farm. And a onetime crop farmer whose team is relying on the “Chick-fil-A model of excellence” for customer service. They’re among a list of people vying for a long-awaited medical marijuana license earmarked for a Black farmer.

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the collapse of a condominium building in Surfside that killed 98 people. Following the devastating collapse, lawmakers recently passed a new law to bolster the safety of condominium buildings.


June 23, News Brief

The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could be on a path to spend $100 million this year on attorneys to defend against  growing numbers of lawsuits.

With Thursday marking 50 years since the federal law known as Title IX was enacted to bar sex-based discrimination in educational institutions, a new Florida law is set to change the way schools can train employees to comply with Title IX.

With the extreme heat of Florida summers, law enforcement officers are reminding parents to always stay focused and use extra safety measures to ensure no kid is accidentally left in a hot vehicle.



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